And so, Friday evening and a deep breath as I sit down with the knowledge of a full nine days off in front of me. Time to enjoy the colours that now fill my world as I to and fro between Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, all becoming more vibrant and hopeful. Mother Nature showing that, with patience, she will sort things out for you and the bad winter will just be a dark and distant memory. A sure sign of spring has to be the little surprise I found in one of my kitchen window boxes.
I do hope that the little nips are from the new life emerging, just like the bulbs that surround this open parcel in my window baskets.
My favourite tree is about to explode with the most gorgeous pink blossom. Spring is truly here when this tree starts to show off its pink jewels.
The fields that surround my village are still full of daffodils however, they are now joined by other fields full of equally yellow sunshiny colour... rape seed! I can't tell you how absolutely awful the smell was while standing by this bridalway, but the sight made it much sweeter.
Other happy moments this week began with my Mother's Day gifts - Camper van cushions (how I would love to have one of these one day!), an ENORMOUS tea cup for the garden - to be planted with thyme (thyme for tea!), and of course... chocolates. I LOVE my kids!!
And then a lovely visit from Mumsy while I was at work, to go for a little walk down to the river. It was so wonderful to see the green rain falling from the willow trees, gently swaying in the breeze.
The swans surrounded us, showing off their new babies.
The river was calm and teeming with birdlife. The swans looking so majestic.
Mumsy walked on ahead enjoying this quiet walk along the river before I went back to work for the afternoon. Such happy spring moments.
Now I would like to give a shout out to these two fantastic ladies: Amy at Ms Toody Goo Shoes and Claire from A Little Claireification who are putting together a 'Show Us Your April' link up. The idea is to take a photo a day and then create a post to go on the link up on May 1. Take a look at Amy's March blog to get the idea. I think this is brilliant as April is such a quick changing month, in weather, colours and the fact that we do tend to get out a lot more. Go and take a look, I think this is a lovely link up.
So, time to look at the trips planned for next week, Covent Garden being the first with hopefully a trip to Oxford Street (Hamleys and Selfridges) and then an unexpected trip to my old hamlet and a walk past my darling Sweetbriar Cottage. Now, where's my walking shoes and spare batteries for the camera!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
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